SOURCE: Centina Systems, Inc.

Centina Systems, Inc.

October 19, 2009 08:00 ET

Centina Systems and Force10 Networks Announce Technology Alliance

Technology Alliance Accelerates the Product Deployment at Copper Valley to Manage Force10 Networks Infrastructure

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Centina Systems, a leading provider of network management systems, today announced a technology alliance with Force10 Networks, the global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business.

This alliance comes after the successful deployment of NetOmnia™ with consolidated network management support for Force10's Traverse® Multiservice Transport Switches, TraverseEdge® Metro Access platforms and TransAccess™ TDM Edge Multiplexers at Copper Valley Telephone to provide service assurance across their quadruple-play offering of Voice, Video, Internet and Wireless services.

NetOmnia was deployed at Copper Valley to provide overall Network Management of their multi-vendor technology and services infrastructure including their Force10 equipment, which provides the "middle mile" transport between the rural carrier's access network and the core or head-end. "We wanted a next-generation network management and service assurance solution that could quickly support our entire network including our recent deployment of best-in-class middle mile transport infrastructure from Force10. The deployment of NetOmnia™ took less than a week and provides us comprehensive visibility of the health of our services and customers which has resulted in improved network uptime and reduced operations costs," said Dave Dengel, CEO of Copper Valley.

As a result of the successful deployment and proven support for Force10 products, Centina and Force10 formed their Technology Alliance. Gregg Hara, Centina VP of Business Development said, "This partnership allows Centina to certify NetOmnia™ plug-ins with Force10 products to provide the most accurate and highest level of service assurance available. Other Force10 customers can be confident that by deploying NetOmnia™, they can ensure the ability to rapidly pinpoint the source of network and service issues. With the addition of Force10, NetOmnia™ offers out of the box support for more than 300 products from over 50 different vendors. The strong vendor partnerships established by Centina Systems alleviates the integration burden on service providers, accelerates deployment cycles, improves accuracy and decreases operational costs."

Centina's patent-pending synchronization technology guarantees the accuracy of device alarm information even after a loss of network connectivity -- something no other network management solution provides. In addition, the solution's Web 2.0 GUI provides a flexible and user-friendly interface for defining complex workflow, threshold and suppression rules without programming.

"We were delighted with the feedback we received from our joint customer, Copper Valley, about how quickly Centina was able to certify integration with our products. Future customers will benefit from this integration by being able to deploy new services faster and be confident that Centina's plug-ins have been proven in production networks," said Steve Garrison, vice president of marketing at Force10 Networks.

About Centina Systems, Inc.:

Centina Systems, Inc., based in Richardson, TX is a provider of carrier-class customer-centric service assurance system. Centina Systems' NetOmnia™ helps service providers consolidate multi-vendor, multi-technology network and systems, reduce down time, automate business functions and improve operational efficiency. With NetOmnia, service providers understand the customer impact of infrastructure issues in real time, offer end customers visibility into the services they purchased, improve transparency in customer support thereby reducing service support overhead which leads to a more satisfactory customer experience. For more information visit

About Force10 Networks

Force10 Networks is the global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business. Force10's products deliver the scalability, reliability and application awareness to cost-effectively deliver content from the enterprise or converged network to the mobile business user or consumer. For more information on Force10 Networks, please visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Gregg Hara
    Vice President, Business Development
    Email Contact
    214 257 0325 x1515